Visit the best zoo and dolphinarium, Palmitos Park Gran Canaria with family and friends. Also enjoy the beautiful botanical garden, Aquarium and more attractions.
About the park:
Palmitos Park Gran Canaria is a huge park covering about 20 hectares and 10 kilometres away from Maspalomas. It has a botanical garden, dolphinarium, Aquarium, an aviary, zoo and many more attractions.
Attractions in the park:
Dolphinarium: The dolphinarium is a magnificent size with 3 swimming pools with a seating of 1500 people and home to 5 intelligent bottlenose dolphins. It perfectly fits into the natural setting of the greenery of the park. It not only provides entertainment but also awareness and information about the wellbeing of the dolphins.
Exotic Birds: There are lots of exotic birds in an interactive cage, giving them ample space to take flight and freely move around. There are majestic flamingos, Ibis from South America and Africa, Spatulas, different kinds of colourful parrots like Lorries, Toucans, wide variety of Hornbills, Pelicans living alongside Storks, the Australian Emu and many more.
Aquarium: There are two types of aquarium, with Freshwater and Saltwater species from all over the world. Striking venomous fish, like the Surgeonfish or the Scorpion Fish, living alongside the Clown Fish in the Saltwater Aquarium. Black Pacu or the Seahorses and many other living together in the Freshwater Aquarium.
Reptiles: How can reptiles be left behind? Meet Komodo Dragon from the lizard family, Caiman belonging to the crocodile family, Californian Turtles and the Gran Canaria Giant Lizard live in perfect synchrony in the lake.
Mammals: Enjoy the island of Primates is inhabited by Gibbons and Orang-utans, Aardvarks from South American origin belongs to the Racoon family, Wallabies the small cousins of kangaroos, Meerkats are small mammals, Talapoins are the smallest monkeys and many more.
The House of Orchids: A great garden composed of tens of Orchid species proceeding from tropical areas.
Cactus Garden: There are hundreds of distinct variety of Cactus species here.
House of Butterflies: It is the biggest in Europe with hundreds of butterflies flying free. Here you can appreciate the different phases of the life cycle of the butterfly, from the chrysalis up to the moment of Emergence. A great educational tour for kids and adults alike.
Services at the park:
Enjoy food and drinks in the cafe, restaurants and different snack points.
There is a gift shop offers gift articles and personalised products along with soft toys of various sizes representing the animals most characteristic of Palmitos Park like Parrots, Orang-utans, Birds of Prey, Snakes, Iguanas….as well as T-shirts, hats, toys, stationery.
You can also request for photographs with your favourite animal which you can later buy from the Photographic laboratory situated at the exit of the park.
Palmitos Park Gran Canaria was awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and the Travellers Choice certificate by Tripadvisor.
All in all Palmitos Park is one of the best day outs in Gran Canaria for the whole family where you can enjoy being in close proximity to the lovely animals and birds in a beautiful natural setting. Book places in advance so as to avoid disappointment.